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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.  With challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Investment and financial planning services are offered by Carol Dixon through her affiliation with HD Vest

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Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

 

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

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Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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